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Certificate of Attainment in Academic English

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English prepares you for entry into degree programmes at the University of Waikato. It teaches skills that are needed for successful university study.

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) has five levels from Intermediate to Advanced and you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level.

Classes focus on the skills needed for successful study in higher education in New Zealand such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading and oral presentation skills.  Higher levels can provide direct entry to university programmes, please see below for exact details.

Course Requirements

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) is a full-time course which includes a core programme of 20 hours per week plus an afternoon elective twice a week. All electives are subject to sufficient numbers in order to run and some choices may be restricted to students at higher levels.

Examples of electives include;

  • Business English
  • EAP skills for University Study
  • Focus on Communication and Fluency
  • Focus on Reading and Writing
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Preparation for postgraduate studies.

Duration

Each block is 10 weeks long with a one-week orientation. The intensive block is 8 weeks long with a half-week orientation.

2018 Dates

IntakesOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2018 Block 1Monday 5 February 201812 February - 27 April 2018
2018 Intensive Block*Wednesday 2 May 20187 May - 29 June 2018
2018 Block 2Monday 14 May 201821 May - 27 July 2018
2018 Block 3Monday 6 August 201813 August - 19 October 2018
2018 Block 4Monday 29 October 20185 November 2018 - 25 January 2019

*Level 6, 7 & 8 only

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form

2018 Tuition Fees

  • 2018 fees are $5,100 per block plus $519 enrolment levies per year

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: See above dates
Fees (International): $5,100 per block (10 weeks)
Faculty/s:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Current IELTS ScoreCurrent TOEFL iBT ScoreLevel Started
A recent* IELTS score of 4.0 overall, including 4.0 in the writing band and no less than 3.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 31 overall, with no less than 11 in the writing band.Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 4
A recent* IELTS score of 4.5 overall, including 4.5 in the writing band and no less than 4.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 32-34 overall, with no less than 12 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 5
A recent* IELTS score of 5.0 overall, including 5.0 in the writing band and no less than 4.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 35-45 overall, with no less than 14 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 6
A recent* IELTS score of 5.5 overall, including 5.5 in the writing band and no less than 5.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 46-59 overall, with no less than 18 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 7
A recent* IELTS score of 6.0 overall, including 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 60-78 overall, with no less than 21 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 8

*The IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL iBT results can be dated no older than 12 months from the students intended start date.

  • Students can apply for a pathway offer that includes up to two blocks of English (20 weeks) before starting their degree.
  • Students who do not have any previous results, or who require longer than two blocks of English (20 weeks) to gain entry to their degree, will need to apply to Pathways College directly for their English offer.
  • Students who have a lower English proficiency level than what is listed above will be enrolled in the appropriate level of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL).

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Direct Entry to University

You will need:

  • successful completion of CAAE Level 6 to meet the English requirements for the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies.
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 7 to meet the English requirements for most undergraduate degrees (some qualifications have additional requirements).
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 8 to meet the English requirements for most postgraduate qualifications (some qualifications have additional requirements).

Contacts

Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600
Email: pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/

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